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Today marks the 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
8:46 North Tower Struck, 9:03 South Tower Struck, 9:37 Pentagon Stuck, 9:59 South Tower collapses, 10:07 Flight 93 Crashes in PA, 10:28 North Tower collapses. #September11 #911anniversary #911Remembered #TwinTowers #NeverForget911 #NeverForget #NeverAgain #NeverForgotten pic.twitter.com/9MBQMNrAcc— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) September 11, 2020
Adam4Adam blog readers, do you remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard that United States was under attack on that fateful Tuesday morning of September 11, 2001?
I certainly do, I was at work, but time stopped when we heard about it. My colleagues and I watched our screens in horror as the World Trade Center in New York City burns and everybody was pretty much glued to the news after that. It was all we could talk about for weeks.
For A4A members who were born that day, the 9/11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks carried out by the Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda.
The attacks resulted in the deaths of 2,977 people while the infrastructure and property damage was estimated to be $10 billion. The 9/11 attacks would go down as “the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history,” they were also considered as the “deadliest day for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the United States.”
Over 12,000 people say they have developed cancers related to #September11, says CDC data — mostly first responders.— AJ+ (@ajplus) September 11, 2020
Over 95,000 people total report developing 9/11 related conditions like:
▪️ chronic rhinosinusitis (about 28,000)
▪️ asthma (over 15,000)
▪️ PTSD (over 9,500) pic.twitter.com/nq0PHKSJ4o
The aftermath of the September 11 attacks and the overall effect however—including the ensuing War on Terror—would be felt for many years to come.
Curious about what happened to al-Qaeda? BBC wrote an article about them, read it here.
All that being said, today Adam4Adam would like to take the time to pray for and to honor and remember the heroes and the fallen of 9/11.
USA Today has outlined a number of activities that local municipalities have prepared in order to commemorate 9/11, most of these events will be held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic so you can watch them online. Check out this link to find out how.
CNN also has a 9/11 anniversary live coverage, follow it here.
Take a look at what the people are saying on social media about 9/11 below:
EXCLUSIVE | The Trump administration has secretly siphoned nearly $4 million away from a program that tracks and treats FDNY firefighters and medics suffering from 9/11 related illnesses. https://t.co/FwDPsNL9WK— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) September 10, 2020
A reminder that in the wake of #September11 @HillaryClinton was there, showing compassion, leading, and helping—while Donald Trump was doing TV interviews and commenting on now having the tallest building.— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) September 11, 2020
Amazing how many Americans who claim to love America blew it. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/2HTmy5vKN5